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Laura Lodewyck, NBC5 Street Team

Featuring celebrity bartenders, the Chicago Bears’ Robbie Gould, musician Richard Marx, and even the Chicago Police Bagpipers… NBC5’s Anna Davlantes and The Wounded Heroes Foundation host the “Cheers for Heroes” event at Boss Bar tonight.

Last year they raised $150,000 for the Wounded Heroes Foundation, a group dedicated to the individual needs of injured soldiers returning home: be it setting up the necessary financial assistance (a mortgage payment); care packages (as basic as the immediate need for a toiletry kit); or other types of emotional, physical and financial support in the myriad of situations where the military is not able to provide the support needed on the long road to recovery. 

Local Marine mom Anna Sherony founded the organization after witnessing those who, unlike her son, were not as fortunate to return home uninjured; and what started out as helping a few individuals has now expanded to assist as many as possible. Even today, Anna still keeps the focus on each individual and the unique support that they require after returning home. In addition to raising funds, tonight’s event hopes to unite local veterans with members of the community. 

Based in Boss Bar’s cozy space at 420 N. Clark Street, the event will spill all the way onto Hubbard & Clark streets, where the local police and Alderman will again shut down the street area outside of Boss for the event to take over. 
If you can’t make the event, consider a donation to Wounded Heroes. You can see last year’s amazing event and hear local veterans tell their stories at NBC5.com/NudeHippo.

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